I met Sara and Alasdair a few weeks before their Wedding Day at Coltsford Mill and was struck by how charming and relaxed they both were. I could tell from this initial meeting they would be a joy to photograph, and so it proved. I think even the photographs portray their laid back and friendly personalities. Match that with their organisation and attention to detail and their wedding was to be an unforgettable one.
I was so looking forward to photographing at Coltsford Mill, not least because I live only a stone’s throw away, but also because it is utterly idyllic, with a beautiful lakeside setting.
Sara and Alasdair married at The Church of St Peter and St Paul in Lingfield a convenient hop across the road from The Star Inn where Alasdair and the guests gathered to ease the pre-wedding nerves. After a beautiful service, Sara and Alasdair were met with a mighty long line of guests eager to cover them in confetti. Awaiting them was a classic open top Morris Minor, they were enthusiastically waved off from Lingfield and then made their way through the country lanes to Coltsford Mill in Oxted. They were met there by their wedding guests and a welcome glass of champagne.
Coltsford Mill is a hidden gem. This converted barn and mill is surrounded by lakes and caters for every wedding whim. After some group photos beside the lake Sara, Alasdair and their friends and family relaxed in the warm summer sunshine amongst the picturesque grounds with canapes and drinks. Before they all sat down to the wedding breakfast we grabbed the chance to get some really beautiful photographs around the lakes. Sara and Alsadair were a real pleasure to photograph, with Sara looking so elegant in her Stella York bridal gown. After the wedding breakfast, I even got the chance to capture some really special photographs as the sun was setting and the light was just so soft.
I hope the photographs give credit to what a wonderful wedding day it was for a great couple at such a special venue.
Flowers by Liz Bushell, Flowers by Liz
Hair & Make Up by Keda Stevenot
Wedding Car by Paladins Classic Var Hire (open top Morris Minor)
Wedding Cake by Katie Buchanan
Bridal Gown designed by Stella York from Fross Wedding Collections
Photography and Words by Darren Foard Photography. Oxted Wedding Photography. Surrey Wedding Photography.
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